Did I park my car?
If I found it I would drive so far from here
The city streets are dim
And my hands are tempted once again
To give in

I'm having trouble seeing
I'm punch drunk and
I need to find a way back home
It'd be a miracle if you'd oblige

I will survive
On this island i am stuck
Could you correct my crooked luck tonight?

On the road my thumb is out
I'm hitchin home tonight I am without a name
Where was it that I lived?
Well nevermind just take me with you
And forget

The lack of information
I'm punch drunk and
I need to find a way back home
It'd be a miracle if you'd oblige

I will survive
On this island i am stuck
Could you correct my crooked luck tonight?

I will survive
Tonight I wander and I roam
Just lookin for a way back home tonight

The sun is coming up
I think I've had my fill
Wait, who the fuck are you?
Where did I park my car?
Please forgive my

Lack of information
I'm punch drunk and
I need to find a way back home
It'd be a miracle, ohhh

I'm having trouble seeing
I'm punch drunk and
I need to find a way back home
It'd be a mircale if you'd oblige

I will survive
On this island I am stuck
Could you correct my crooked luck tonight?

I will survive
Tonight I wander and I roam
Just lookin for a way back home tonight

Spare me, a ride, a ride tonight
Spare me, a ride, a ride tonight

On this island I am stuck
Could you correct my crooked luck tonight?


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Punch Drunk song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentTo me, this song is about wandering around town "punch drunk" and sort of philosophizing. Kind of getting lost inside of your head while drunk. I love the whole part about hitch hiking and forgetting your name. It's my favorite song on the new album.

    A few weeks after i heard the song I got wicked drunk on a Friday night and decided to walk around campus (UMASS!) In my drunken stupor I imagined myself inside of this song. Eventually I hitched a ride back to my dorm and thought for one evening I was exactly like Brandon Boyd. It was pretty sweet.
    S_Honeyon March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA nice, mellow track. :] It gives me a very Radiohead-esque vibe. I love it. Some of it doesn't sound like Brandon to me. Everytime I hear it, I just slow down ... like the pace of the song.
    TheSOADGirlon December 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShockingly awesome song, can't believe this was left of the UK/US versions! A lot more depth than the rest of Light Grenades, which as a whole lacks the lyrical beauty of Make Yourself and even A Crow.
    Zytheon December 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis first verse of this song reminds me so much of morning bell by radiohead, the "where'd you park the car" part.
    bugoffon January 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahah the topic of the song seems pretty similar to "deep inside" which talks about getting stoned and getting lost.

    It's really interesting how this band has matured and grown and to see their take on essentially the same topic before.

    why was this only released in japan? not fair
    weisondon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCorrectified lyrics:

    Where did I park my car?
    If I found it I would drive so far from here
    The city streets are dim,
    And my hands are tempted once again to give in

    I'm having trouble seeing,
    I'm punch drunk and
    I need to find a way back home
    It'd be a miracle if you'd oblige

    I will survive
    On this island I am stuck
    Could you correct my crooked luck tonight?

    On the road my thumb is out
    I'm hitchin home tonight I am without a name
    Where was it that I lived?
    Well nevermind just take me with you
    And forgive

    My lack of information
    I'm punch drunk and
    I need to find a way back home
    It'd be a miracle if you'd oblige

    I will survive
    On this island I am stuck
    Could you correct my crooked luck tonight?

    I will survive
    Tonight I wander and I roam
    Just looking for a way back home tonight

    The sun is coming up
    I think I've had my fill
    Wait, who the fuck are you?
    Where did I park my car?
    Please forgive my

    Lack of information
    I'm punch drunk and
    I need to find a way back home
    It'd be a miracle, ohhh

    I'm having trouble seeing
    I'm punch drunk and
    I need to find a way back home
    It'd be a mircale if you'd oblige

    I will survive
    On this island I am stuck
    Could you correct my crooked luck tonight?

    I will survive
    Tonight I wander and I roam
    Just lookin for a way back home tonight

    Spare me, a ride, a ride tonight
    Spare me, a ride, a ride tonight

    On this island I am stuck
    Could you correct my crooked luck tonight?


    It seems to me like Brandon got hammered and needed a ride back home :P
    Zetsumeion March 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNobody's mentioned the term "punch drunk" as meaning down or depressed from repeated blows... sorta like nothing's gone ur way lately and ur in a type of dazed depression as a result. In this regard the song reminds me more of Aqueous Transmission as Brandon seems to just be drifting about trying to get back where he belongs... sorta like "floating down a river named emotion" and trying to "make it back to shore or drift into the unknown." But hey, it depends on how u listen to Aqueous Trans... I like the Deep Inside connection, too, though. Definitely an awesome song and a shame it wasn't put on the US/UK version of Light Grenades (which is still kickass)...
    bboyd_is_geniuson August 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first time I heard the song, I thought "punch drunk" meant down or depressed from repeated blows as well. I also thought of "deep inside" right away too, but I like how "bboydisgenius" also related it to aqueous. This song's style is different from anything they have done in my eyes, and thats what I love about incubus, just seeing them grow as a band and mix parts of their lives into amazing songs.

    oh and S Honey, I'm up at Umass having some crazy nights too ;D
    Cire44on August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure why this song didn't make the final cut on the US release. It seems to fit into the theme of the whole album... One of the first things I noticed with this song (actually surprised nobody's mentioned it yet) is it offers a parallel to Anna Molly in which he's "sober w/lonliness" vs "punch drunk" in this song. I maybe reading into it too deep but I interpreted the song as a post-breakup(like Anna Molly) except in this one he got himself drunk & found a fling to try & cure his loneliness.

    Played this as the encore @ Harborlights in Boston last month... it rocked. And to the above I know what those crazy nights @ UMass are all about.
    Paul123456on September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing! They played it live at Columbus this summer and I fell in love. Too bad it wasn't released on the US/UK version. The album still kicks ass.
    onlyincubuson October 07, 2007   Link

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